Frost/Nixon Enters Last Two Weeks on Broadway
Frost/Nixon, the thrilling new play by Oscar nominated and Golden Globe-winning writer Peter Morgan and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Grandage, is now in its final two weeks at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Starring three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as President Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen (The Queen) as Sir David Frost, the production will play its final performance on Sunday, August 19 to begin filming on the Frost/Nixon movie.
For his portrayal of Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon, Frank Langella received 2007 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. The producers of Frost/Nixon recently announced that the production recouped its entire $2.5 million capitalization. A national US tour is planned for Fall 2008.
In addition to Langella and Sheen, the cast features Remy Auberjonois (John Birt); Shira Gregory (Evonne Goolagong); Roxanna Hope (Caroline Cushing); Corey Johnson (Jack Brennan); Stephen Kunken (Jim Reston); Stephen Rowe (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace); Triney Sandoval (Manolo Sanchez); Armand Schultz (Bob Zelnick).
Michael Sheen is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.
The play transferred to London's West End following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse. Prior to coming to Broadway, the production played at the Gielgud Theatre through February 3, 2007.
"How was it that a famous British talk-show host, with a playboy reputation, was the one to elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from a former U.S. President?," state press notes. "This fast paced new play, Frost/Nixon, takes audiences into the minds of Richard Nixon and David Frost and shows the determination, conviction and lengths that these two men and their closest confidantes went to as they took the stage in one of the most hard fought political interviews in history."